Tec de Monterrey designated fourth-best University in Latin America

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Tec de Monterrey was ratified as the best university in Mexico and the fourth in Latin America, according to the Times Higher Education (THE). In the sixth edition of the Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings, Tec reaffirmed its position among the country’s public and private institutions, thanks to improved results in Research, Research Citations, and International Vision.

More than 200 universities from Latin American countries, including 30 from Mexico, were evaluated this year. For this ranking, the same indicators, criteria, and rigor of THE World University Rankings were used but with different weightings to reflect the characteristics of Latin American universities.

David Garza Salazar, Rector and Executive President of Tecnologico de Monterrey, pointed out that, despite the current challenging scenario, the institution has become a pole of national and international knowledge, reflected in the type of evaluations being received. “While it is a privilege to occupy this position, we must note that it also obliges us to continue promoting the development of our educational model, which already reflects strong results,” he said. For his part, Juan Pablo Murra, Rector of Higher Education, added that Tec has consolidated its position in the rankings thanks to the contributions it has provided to society in issues related to research, science and technology.

The ranking

The Latin America Ranking brings together global performance statistics from research-intensive universities that have been assessed.

The indicators are grouped into five areas, weighted as follows:

  1. Teaching (learning environment): 36%
  2. Research (volume, investment, and reputation): 34%
  3. Research citations (influence of the research): 20%
  4. International vision (teachers, students, and researchers): 7.5%
  5. Industry investment (technology transfer): 2.5%

The most outstanding indicators for the Institution were Research( 92.6 points), Research Citations (78.1 points), and International Vision (89.8 points).

Top 10 Latin American Universities

  1. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)
  2. University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  3. State University of Campinas (Brazil)
  4. Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
  5. Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
  6. University of Chile (Chile)
  7. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  8. Federal University of Rio Grande, South (Brazil)
  9. Federal University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  10. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Source: observatory.tec.mx

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